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    DescriptionThe Republic of Venice was the first great economic, cultural, and naval power of the modern Western world. After winning the struggle for ascendency in the late 13th century, the Republic enjoyed centuries of unprecedented glory and built a trading empire which at its apogee reached as far afield as China, Syria and West Africa. This golden period only drew to an end with the Republic s eventual surrender to Napoleon. The Venetians illuminates the character of the Republic during these illustrious years by shining a light on some of the most celebrated personalities of European history Petrarch, Marco Polo, Galileo, Titian, Vivaldi, Casanova. Frequently, though, these emblems of the city found themselves at odds with the Venetian authorities who prized stability above all else, and were notoriously suspicious of any "cult of personality." Was this very tension perhaps the engine for the Republic s unprecedented rise? Rich with biographies of some of the most exalted characters who have ever lived, The Venetians is a refreshing and authoritative new look at the history of the most evocative of city states."

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    The Venetians
    A New History: from Marco Polo to Casanova
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Strathern
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9781605984896
    ISBN 10: 1605984892

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLH, HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H, 3J
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY, CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/17CNTY, CHRN/16CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS020000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/15CNTY
    B&T Approval Code: A15200300, A14625400
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 945.311
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 945/.311
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 945.311
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    LC classification: DG676 .S77 2013
    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    25 February 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Award-winning novelist Strathern turns up plenty of surprises in an enthralling history of the first of Napoleon's world-class debacles. Stories of powerful men making disastrous decisions have an endless fascination, and Strathern makes the most of it in this entertaining account. "